Steve Hoffacker Is The OT/PT-Friendly CAPS Instructor

Steve Hoffacker CAPS has been teaching the Certified Aging In Place Specialist program since 2007 and believes that occupational and physical therapists (OTs and COTAs, PTs and PTAs) are the lynchpin of home modifications associated with the CAPS program and people being able to remain in their chosen home indefinitely.

He also is an AOTA associate member and an Approved Provider for AOTA continuing education programs.

As an OT or PT, you connect in a special way with clients who have medical needs (progressive-based conditions or traumatic change needs) as well as those without urgent medical needs who are beginning to experience some mobility, sensory or cognitive issues due to the aging process or a previous injury – and even those with no apparent limitations affecting them. You understand the ADLs and work toward creating a home environment that will be safe, comfortable, convenient, and accessible for your clients – regardless of their age, the condition of their home, or what they are experiencing physically or emotionally. You allow people to age in place in their present homes in an effective way because you understand the process.

The CAPS courses (all three of them) include frequent mentions of OTs and PTs in the texts, but Steve is the only CAPS Instructor who understands the definitive role that OTs and PTs play in the aging in place process and develops this understanding in his course discussions. You will hear various mentions of therapists with other instructors but not the emphasis or knowledge that you get with Steve. While many people have heard of or worked with a PT in the past, they may be less familiar with the role of an OT. However, you won’t need to explain what you do or define OT with Steve – he gets it!

Just as there would not be the amount of interest in aging in place if not for the Baby Boomers, there could not be the focus on creating effective assessments and solutions without the OTs or PTs being involved. Contractors, designers, architects, building designers, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, suppliers, assistive technology professionals, consultants, non-profits, and equipment and mobility specialists are all important in creating solutions and implementing them, but as far as understanding the aging process, dealing with it, and relating to the clients we want to serve, OTs and PTs are on the front lines.

If you are an OT or PT who wants to take your CAPS coursework with someone who understands your profession and the work you do to impact the home environments of your clients, find a class that Steve is teaching and enroll in it.

What My Students Have to Say:

Joseph Hernandez
Joseph Hernandez
2024-07-02
Highly recommend this class for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skillset when it comes to home modifications for our aging populations. Whether you're a contractor, interior designer, occupational or physical therapist, Steve's course has plenty of information to help you advance your skills and capabilities. Steve was concise and informative in all his lectures. What really sets him apart is his willingness to help you both in his courses and even after you are finished.
Dena Carpenter
Dena Carpenter
2024-07-01
Steve does a great job incorporating the OT perspective into his CAPS courses and other classes. The material is relevant and applicable for occupational therapists. Great continuing education course and AOTA approved!
Suma Kaithathara
Suma Kaithathara
2024-06-16
Steve provided invaluable insights during the course. His guidance on legal matters, marketing strategies, various design aspects, and practical case studies was immensely helpful. Overall, it was very informative, and I highly recommend it.
Alysa McKenny
Alysa McKenny
2024-03-21
I have attended Steve's CAPS and Transition Feature course and have found both of them to be engaging, information, and interactive. Steve is both knowledgable and personal when teaching and is very open to questions and comments. The Transition Feature class offered ideas and details regarding how small changes in each room can assist in the overall accessibility and aging and place features of the home. I really appreciated that he emphasized details in the home that clients often times overlook. I look forward to attending more of his classes and webinars.
Tom kinnick
Tom kinnick
2024-03-15
Steve is full of great information and does a wonderful job personalizing the training and tying it back to the participants.
Steve K
Steve K
2024-03-01
I learned so much in Steve's CAPS class! It was interesting, easy to follow, and very professional. It opened my eyes to a lot of things I did not know about. Steve provided a friendly atmosphere, which made it a pleasure to spend three days learning with my other colleagues.
Lori Schipper
Lori Schipper
2024-02-16
I took the CAPS Class and it was very informative and interactive. Steve Hoffacker does an excellent job of explaining the information and helping us understand various scenarios that we may encounter in certain situations. Thank you Steve. I enjoyed the class and learned a lot of useful information to use going forward.
Dee Watkins
Dee Watkins
2024-02-16
Steve is awesome! I was really dreading a 3-day webinar class, But Steve really made it Enjoyable. I really recommend This course!! Very informative and very helpful!
Fuzzter 57
Fuzzter 57
2024-01-05
Steve was great and the courses delivered completely. I highly recommend jumping all in!
Design Accent Renovation
Design Accent Renovation
2023-11-28
“I continue to be amazed at how useful your CAPS I, II, III courses have been for me. It has completely changed how I do interior design. I am doing a lot of work with seniors who need everything you taught and more!” Michelle